Case Study: Process Monitoring for CNC

Process Monitoring for CNC

Customer Need: Existing panel display not adequate

Background:

This client pioneered process automation in the die-casting industry. Their process monitoring equipment diagnoses machine problems quickly and efficiently to improve quality, reduce scrap and determine machine efficiency.

Challenges:

Due to a dirty operating environment, dust and debris had penetrated into the current panel as the case wasn’t sealing properly. The client needed a replacement 10.4 inch LCD and bezel, with an interface card that could mount in their existing box. This would be replacing an older CRT display.

Solutions:

Selecting the right choice of materials that are compatible with existing LCD surface treatments and cover material (glass, polycarbonate etc.) is a critical expertise that sets IEE apart from competitors.

IEE replaced the existing CRT monitor with a 10.4-inch flat panel display. They removed the existing coating on the selected LCD panels and created a special bonded solution on the front of the display so the customer could seal it against their bezel. They added a custom LVDS interface video card controller, providing VGA, Composite Video, S-Video and DVI inputs.

IEE continues to provide displays to this client and works closely with them on new product designs.